Grahamstown name change

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Only the signature of the national minister of Arts and Culture stands in the way of finalising Grahamstown’s name change to Makana.

This after a four-year wait since the name change was first proposed in 2014 to the Eastern Cape provincial Geographical Name-Change Committee.

The delay was largely as a result of objections by a pressure group known as “Keep Grahamstown Grahamstown” (KGG), which has fought tooth and nail against the name change since 2007.

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